V11 SP8

Configuring Sparse Files for Restores

The sparse files are restored by default as flat files, wherein the holes are restored as data. This will increase the disk usage. Use the following steps to restore the holes as genuine holes which will considerably reduce the disk usage.


  • To all data access nodes, add the OptimizeRunLengths additional setting as shown in the following table.

    For instructions on adding the additional setting from the CommCell Console, see Add or Modify an Additional Setting.

    Property Value
    Name OptimizeRunLengths
    Category iDataAgent
    Type INTEGER
    Value Type a positive integer value that is a multiple of 1024. Any other value will be rounded off to the next multiple of 1024.